PLAN YOUR VISIT
Escape ordinary experiences and explore the rugged beauty of Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Amidst the live oak thickets, limestone outcroppings and stands of juniper, nestled away in the rustic hills of Somervell County you will discover a sanctuary for endangered species.
Our goal is promoting the preservation and procreation of threatened and endangered species, environmental awareness and providing a recreational and educational experience for people of all ages. Below, you will find offerings that will help you plan your trip to Fossil Rim and the Glen Rose area.
Our Reputation Precedes Us...
When you visit us for a stay, you have several choices. The Lodge was the original “ranch house” for the property and, with a few modifications, now serves as a bed and breakfast. Located a half-mile further inside the wildlife center from The Lodge, you’ll find Foothills Safari Camp.
There, you’ll discover seven cabins. The camp is also the location of our glassed-walled pavilion where breakfast is served, as well as dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings. For large groups, our education department offers cabins at Wolf Ridge Camp that can sleep up to 14 people.
At the midway point of our Scenic Wildlife Drive, you will find the Overlook where you can get out and stretch your legs, visit the Children’s Animal Center (CAC), Nature Store and Overlook Café. The CAC is where your kids can pet goats, see our exotic birds, tortoises and a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig.
Our Nature Store offers many selections of souvenirs and gifts for every age, plus the only restrooms inside the park are located there. Relax and enjoy the breathtaking view from the surrounding deck of the Overlook Café while enjoying one of our signature sandwiches or salads.